Dolly Parton’s smash-hit West End musical, 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL, is wowing audiences and critics alike during its Australian premiere. The Australian tour is now playing at the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne until 18 September, and then transfers to the Festival Theatre, Adelaide from 8 October. Internationally acclaimed and loved by audiences and critics alike, 9 TO 5 is pure gold carat fun!
A sensation on the West End and inspired by the hit film, the musical tells the story of Doralee, Violet and Judy, three enterprising workmates pushed to the edge by their mean-spirited boss Franklin Hart Jnr. Resorting to wit, comradery and cunning, they dream up a no holds barred scheme to kidnap and turn the tables on their controlling supervisor in the most hilariously defiant of ways. The only question is, will the feisty trio manage to change the office culture to reach their full potential – or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?
The producers have assembled a top-line cast to inhabit these iconic and much-loved roles. Marina Prior plays Violet Newstead, a smart, sassy and efficient woman who has worked all her life at Consolidated Industries. She has all it takes to run the company but there is one small issue … her boss! Casey Donovan is Judy Bernly, a newly separated, never worked before the young woman who finds more than just a job at Consolidated Industries. Erin Clare plays Doralee Rhodes, a ‘don’t mess with me’ well-brought-up, bright and beautiful country gal. She may look like a pushover but is anything but!
Caroline O’Connor plays busy-body Roz Keith, the administrative assistant who is fiercely – and unrequitedly – in love with her boss Franklin Hart Jnr.
Eddie Perfect is the controlling, overly chauvinistic boss Franklin Hart Jnr.